Greek salad with lentils and lamb

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Greek salad with lentils and lamb
A delicious hearty salad for the summer season!

600g lamb fillet or leg steaks

2 tins of cooked lentils (2 x 240g drained weight)

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt and pepper

5 tbsp olive oil

250g cherry tomatoes

200g feta style cheese

½ cucumber, deseeded

½ red onion

6 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley

6 sprigs of mint

12 pitted black olives

Place the lentils in a fine sieve and rinse with plenty of cold water, then leave to drain.

Mix the lemon juice with a little salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil, then whisk.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Chop the cheese and cucumber into small pieces. Finely slice the red onion and chop the herbs. Place everything into the mixing bowl with the lentils and olives. Mix, cover and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Take the lamb out of the fridge and allow to come to room temperature.  This will take approximately 30 minutes. Pre-heat the barbecue or a frying pan on a high heat. Brush the lamb fillets/steaks with olive oil, season with a little salt and black pepper and place on the barbecue or in the pan. Cook them for 2 minutes on each side, then reduce the heat and continue to cook depending on your preference and the thickness of the cut. Remove from the barbecue or pan and leave to rest for 2 minutes.

Cut the meat into strips and serve with the lentil salad and crusty bread. 

Serves
4-6

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Main ingredients
Cheese, Vegetables, Lamb, Lentils

Recipe Type
Dinner, BBQ, Family Dinners, Salads

Cuisine
Irish

Level of Difficulty
Easy

 Make sure you don't add too much salt to the vinaigrette as the feta and olives are already very salty.

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